University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

Gateway to Medicine

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Course summary

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Gateway to Medicine is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but who do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year Medicine course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme. During the Gateway year students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol's medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by teachers who are scientists and clinicians. The Gateway course will deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects and places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year MB ChB Medicine. Eligibility This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found in the Admissions Statement below. International students may be eligible for the International Foundation Programme for Medicine and Dentistry. Health and conduct Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Further information can be found with our pre-course information, or you can contact our Occupational Health team. If you have a chronic health condition please contact the enquiries team for guidance on making an application. We have excellent support services available, including Disability Services, student health and student counselling. Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
A108
Institution code:
B78
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not accept international applications for our Gateway courses.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Science practicals: A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected. Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions statement. Note: We are aware that many of applicants will be unable to obtain work experience during the coronavirus crisis. Please be assured that if you are applying for entry in 2021 we will be taking the situation into account when reviewing applications and you will not be penalised should your ability to gain relevant work experience have been adversely affected.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/medicine/mb-chb-gateway-to-medicine/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.

Interview

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile B Further information about English language requirements and profile levels: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/language-requirements/ For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
96%
Student satisfaction
82%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £10750 Year 1
EU £24700 Year 1
International £24700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Gateway to Medicine at University of Bristol - UCAS